How to choose types of countertops

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( — May 19, 2019) EDMONTON, Alberta — The popularity of home renovations is on the rise. With home remodeling and improvement shows, trade shows and the desire to improve aesthetics and resale value, homeowners are investing in home renovations. The most popular home renovation done by contractors is a kitchen remodel.


Kitchen renovations also have the highest return on investment compared to other home renovations. Remodeling’s Cost vs. Value report shows that kitchen renovations can recoup 80.5% of their cost at resale.

“When it comes to kitchen renovations, a huge part of it will be the countertop selection,” said Keith Riley, Founder of RenovationFind. “I have years of experience in the countertop industry, and homeowners always want to make sure they’re getting the right surface for their needs, and of course, their budget.”

Here is a quick breakdown of countertops prices Canada.

Granite Countertops:

  • Durable, heat resistant and stain resistant when sealed properly.
  • Valuable natural stone with unique veining, colours and styles.
  • Average cost: $50 – $200/sq. ft. installed.

Engineered Quartz Countertops:

  • Man-made from 95% quartz and 5% polymer resin.
  • Hard, durable, easy to maintain surface with lots of colour and style options.
  • Average cost: $50 – $150/sq. ft. installed.

Marble Countertops

  • Stunning, elegant and sophisticated style.
  • Requires care as it chips easily.
  • Average cost: $70 – $250/sq. ft. installed.

Butcher Block Countertops

  • Solid wood countertops give a unique, warm look and feel.
  • Choose from a range of wood types like cherry, teak, maple, birch and oak.
  • Average cost: $35 – $200/sq. ft. installed.

Laminate Countertops

  • Most cost-effective countertop material on the market.
  • Can mimic the look of natural stone or wood.
  • Average cost: $20 – $50/sq. ft. installed.

Solid Surface Countertops

  • Man-made material composed of alumina, trihydrate, epoxy or acrylic resins and pigments.
  • Can be made to fit any size or shape without noticeable seams.
  • Average cost: $40 – $80/sq. ft. installed.

Stainless Steel Countertops

  • Increasingly popular in modern kitchen design.
  • Durable, hygienic, stain and chip resistant.
  • Average cost: $75 – $150/sq. ft. installed.

When choosing Edmonton quartz countertops, homeowners should consider how they look, how they’ll function and how much they cost.

About RenovationFind INC. is a free online directory of trades, contractors and renovation companies that have passed a stringent screening and accreditation process. All companies listed on RenovationFind’s directory have been vetted and are continually monitored on seven important criteria including legal background checks, credit background checks, Better Business Bureau (BBB) membership, business license, business insurance and Workers Compensation Board (WCB) Coverage.

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